Fake health cures 99% vitamin-free
Supplements RIP-OFF health supplements to fight arthritis and colds were “up to 99 per cent deficient” in vitamins advertised on the label.
The Vitastore pills – which cost up to €13 online – were tested after a customer complained they did not have the same effect as other suppliers’.
Businessman Rakesh Odedra, 38, of Ilford, Essex got a 10-month suspended jail sentence and €27,000 fine after admitting fraud.
Oxfordshire trading standards, which investigated him, said: “We need to have faith and trust in the accuracy of labels.”
The food supplements market is worth billions each year.
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